Kickboxing Levels 1 and 2 Testing Dates Have Been Announced!

It’s been awhile since our last Muay Thai Kickboxing Level 1 test. That’s due mainly to some changes we made within the Kickboxing System, changes that took some time for the students to learn and get adjusted to.

From what I’ve seen these last 2-3 months is terrific. At this point not only has everyone … Read More...

The Differences Between Dutch & Thai Style Muay Thai Kickboxing

One of my beginner level students came up to me the other night after class and asked me about the style of Kickboxing we use/teach here at Ivey League MMA.

He wanted to know if it was more of the “Thai” style or was it more “Dutch” and so on.

That got me thinking, this …

Muay Thai Kickboxing Seminar at Ivey League on September 13th!

We’ve got some exciting news for all striking enthusiasts in the Annapolis Area. On September 13th we’ll be hosting a seminar with world renowned Muay Thai Kickboxing Coach Kru Jose Villarisco!

Kru Jose has a very tight schedule and he was kind enough to make time to come in and conduct one of his amazing … Read More...

Muay Thai Kickboxing Seminar on Saturday July 19th

Next Saturday, July 19th, Ivey League MMA will be hosting a great Muay Thai Kickboxing Seminar w/ Coach Ryan Bassard. **You do not have to be advanced or super skilled to take this seminar*** Beginners welcome!
This seminar will be super beginner friendly. That means you can be a complete beginner and you’ll be totally

Aerobic/Anaerobic Conditioning For Muay-Thai Boxing Success!

Thai Boxing Endurance Style Conditioning, Part 2

In the last blog I wrote we focused on conditioning for Muay Thai and some simple things you can do on your own. Today I wanted to build on this subject and talk more about aerobic vs anaerobic cardio and the differences they present,

In the end the

Muay Thai Kick boxing Conditioning – Train Like The Pros & Get in Shape Now!

Beginner Level Muay Thai Kick boxing Conditioning

Most of the students taking classes at Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts will never become professional Muay Thai fighters – And that’s totally fine, there’s many other great ways to make a living in life. However, one of the main reasons folks keep coming back is for the Read More...

Are You Trying To Reinvent The Wheel?

Are You Always Looking For New Ways To Reinvent The Wheel?

Today I wanted to talk about folks who always try to come up with their own new techniques. I always say that these are the folks looking to reinvent the wheel. More often then not, this is done to a fault.

I’m all for


Living Life Like a True Mix Martial Artist, Inside & Out of Ivey League

I was talking to our staff the other day. We were talking about some of the things I felt were key to running a successful Mix Martial Arts (MMA) Academy. That and what it takes to be a leader for the students to follow.

After all, being a martial arts instructor should mean a whole … Read More...

Teaching Today’s Kids How To Be Tough!

These days finding a tough, hard nosed child is the same as coming across a unicorn in the wild. It’s just becoming more and more difficult. Let’s face it; it’s not like it once was when you or me grew up.

The world is producing too many soft kids that run from a challenge. I … Read More...

Ivey League Mixed Martial Arts Celebrates 6 Years in Business

Our 6 year anniversary was on Monday, March 3rd. Sadly we ended up being closed due to inclement weather. But it’s Tuesday and we’re open now. I thought to myself that the first thing I needed to do today was talk about our 6 year mark and what that means to me and my wife, … Read More...